Senior / News Reporter – Commodities Market

Editorial Tokyo, Japan


 

Senior / News Reporter – Commodities Market

Based in Tokyo, Japan

 

 

About Argus

 

Argus is the leading independent provider of market intelligence to the global energy and commodity markets. We offer essential price assessments, news, analytics, consulting services, data science tools and industry conferences to illuminate complex and opaque commodity markets.

 

Headquartered in London with over 1,300 staff, Argus is an independent media organisation with 29 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading hubs.

 

Companies, trading firms and governments in 160 countries around the world trust Argus data to make decisions, analyse situations, manage risk, facilitate trading and for long-term planning. Argus prices are used as trusted benchmarks around the world for pricing transportation, commodities and energy.

 

Founded in 1970, Argus remains a privately held UK-registered company owned by employee shareholders and global growth equity firm General Atlantic.

 

Argus Media is committed to ensuring career and personal growth for all its staff and provides extensive training and career development opportunities, as well as participation in employee-led initiatives, including a women’s network.  Our core values are Excellence, Integrity, Partnership and Inclusivity.

 

 

What will you be doing?

 

We are looking for a highly driven, enthusiastic and hard-working individual to join our team in Tokyo. You will initiate and write real-time news coverage and daily and weekly analyses in English for our online and print audiences. Coverage includes attending events, interviewing newsmakers and subject-matter experts, data-mining, spotting trends and writing features, and involves extensive collaboration with colleagues on other teams and in other regions. In addition, you will suggest areas of coverage and, where appropriate, provide mentoring to news reporters.

 

The environment is fast-paced but values careful thought. There are opportunities to travel, attend industry events, and present at industry conferences and lead webinar sessions.

 

  • Monitor and assess fast-moving markets to produce daily price assessments, intelligence, market commentaries, news, analysis, and reports.
  • Establish strong relationships with key members of the industry and business leaders through meetings and daily communications to gain an in-depth understanding of your market.
  • Proactively generate news leads and pitch stories, contribute copy to the relevant publication and the online news service, and contribute to unique content (blog posts, white papers, webinars, podcasts, etc.).
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the desk and other teams to enhance and drive coverage.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and industry events to build contacts, report on news and represent Argus in the industry.
  • Build your industry expertise and writing skills to provide readers with first-class market insights and analysis.

 

 

What we’re looking for in you

 

  • An articulate graduate with a strong degree.
  • The ability to develop, verify and write industry-relevant news/content to deadline is preferred.
  • Prior experience working in financial or commodities journalism is beneficial but optional.
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for commodities, energy markets, global business, politics, and economics.
  • Experience delivering breaking news, insightful market reports, and in-depth analytical articles is a bonus.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite with experience in Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to network and build contacts with industry executives.

 

Please note you must have the right to work in Japan to apply for this role. 

 

 

What’s in it for you

 

  • Work within a highly motivated team at an industry-leading and rapidly growing global company
  • Competitive salary and company bonus scheme
  • Awesome location at BUREX Kyobashi – close to public transport (Tokyo station, Kyobahi station and Takaracho station)
  • Hybrid working model - Work from Home options available
  • 20 vacation days
  • Extensive internal and external training
  • Employee Welfare & Employee Assistance Programme

 

Travel

  • Cover conferences and events (5-10% of overseas travel is expected).

 

Hours

Monday through Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  

Earlier or later hours, or weekend hours, may be expected on occasion.  

 

 

We're not engaging any recruitment agencies for this role, so if you're interested, please apply directly.

We will conduct interviews continuously and reserve the right to take down the advertisement when we find the right candidate.

 

Please send in your application via our official careers website at https://www.argusmedia.com/en/careers/open-positions. 

Jobs posted on other websites and that do not link to our careers website may not be legitimate and may be fraudulent.  If you are contacted by someone whom you suspect may not be appropriately representing Argus, please send the details to us via an email with “Recruitment Fraud” in the subject title.